weakling


weak·ling

noun \ˈwē-kliŋ\

: a weak person

Full Definition of WEAKLING

:  one that is weak in body, character, or mind
weakling adjective

Examples of WEAKLING

  1. <he had been a weakling until high school, when he started working out to put on muscle>
  2. <only a weakling would be willing to lie to save himself from punishment>

First Known Use of WEAKLING

1548

Related to WEAKLING

Synonyms
softy (or softie), wimp, wuss (also wussy)
Antonyms
powerhouse

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